New post
Avatar
1

Is Makemusic going to fix the Midi Tool bugs?

There are 2 major bugs that haven't been fixed in years that renders it completely unusable

In both the Demos for Finale 25 and 26:

1. The Continuous Data doesn't scale properly. Type "scale" from 100 to 120 and it scales from 74 to 79. It's just some numerical bug, it could be fixed in a few hours by a competent programmer.

2. The Undo function doesn't work in the Midi Tool Window. Something that was broken when you moved to 64bit.

Other users have mentioned many other bugs as well related to staff selection and velocities.

At least 5 composers I know personally are waiting for these bugs to be fixed before buying Finale 26, some are still stuck on Finale 2011 and 2012. Please we've been waiting for years for these issues to be fixed.

3 comments

Date Votes
Avatar
1

Here are the details again. It would be nice to know when these bugs will be fixed.

Midi Tool Window - Mac

General Undo Function: Does not function when in the Midi Tool Window

 

Continuous Controller:

Clear Function: Doesn't work: Only clears values above a certain value which is dependent on the length of the selection.

Scale Function: Doesn't work: The start value is correct but the end value depends on the length of the selection. For example, if 1 bar of 4/4 is selected and someone wishes to scale the controller from 0 to 127 (with absolute values) you would need to type Scale from 0 to 1150. If you wished to scale the continuous controller from 0 to 127 over a 2 bars selection in 4/4 you need to type Scale from 0 to 450.

 

You clearly have a bug here where the ending value of a controller scale function is no longer absolute but instead is relative to either the spacing of the measure or the length of the selection.

Permalink
Avatar
0

It's sad that MM has let the MIDI Tool go to seed, and left it in the dark ages. More than sad, it's pathetic.

Permalink
Avatar
0

I quit using this a while ago, and I'm sorry to hear it has just gotten worse.  I was once interviewed (before 2014 version) by Finale, at my studio, about things that would improve the program.  Here's one they've never done:  make it so you can have BOTH external midi and internal (plug-ins) sounds play at the same time.  Never fixed this.   

Permalink

Please sign in to leave a comment.